Professor of Education
Director of Graduate Programs in School Administration
Soto Ruiz has more than 30 years of experience
as a teacher and administrator with the New York City
Public School System. Dr. Soto Ruiz's accomplishments
have distinguished her as a leading practitioner and
advocate in the field of education. She is a product
of the New York City public schools.
Dr. Soto Ruiz earned a baccalaureate degree from
The City College of New York. She received her Masters
and Doctoral Degrees from New York University.
Dr. Soto Ruiz has served students in New York City at
all grade levels. She has also assumed administrative
positions at the district level and at Central Board
of Education. Among the numerous positions she has held
are: Director of Bilingual Education,Chief
Executive for Instruction and Superintendent
for the Office of Monitoring and School Improvement.
Dr. Soto Ruiz has shared her expertise by educating
future teachers and administrators as an adjunct professor
at Hunter College, the College of New Rochelle,
and New York University. She was appointed by
Governor Pataki to serve as a member of the Board of
Trustees of the City University of New York. She has
served as Chair of the Board's Committee on Academic
Policy, Program and Research and Vice Chair of the Committee
on Fiscal Affairs. She has also worked on public school
and university collaborative programs during her tenure
Dr. Ruiz has a strong commitment to preparing school
leaders for the future.